What’s so Special about Austrian Wines?

Austrian Wine in Numbers Small Country, Big Wines Austria is a small country, about the size of Ireland or the state of South Carolina in the U.S.. And yes, Austria has Schnitzel and Mozart and those lively hills. But it has amazing wines too! So why haven’t you...

A quick intro: Zierfandler

Zierfandler Facts. Facts. Facts. A forgotten treasure There are a few gape varietals that only grow in certain regions, and they are called “autochthonous” (ed. note: fancy party word!). The Zierfandler is one of Austria’s “autochthonous”...

Blauer Portugieser Facts

Blauer Portugieser Facts. Facts. Facts. Blauer Portugieser is a red grape that is most often found in Lower Austria, though its geographic origin is almost certainly Styria. It’s generally used as a red wine, but there are some rosé versions that are quite lovely. The...

A quick intro: Grüner Veltliner

A quick intro: Grüner Veltliner The Grüner Veltliner is by far the most popular Austrian white wine grape. Since no parents could be found, it was named after the area it was discovered in. This orphan wine is super tasty with a variety of foods, from Asian cuisine to...

A quick intro: Zweigelt

A quick intro: Zweigelt Zweigelt is a varietal of red wine grape that was cultivated by a certain Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922, by marrying St. Laurent with Blaufränkisch. They got on just fine, thank you. The result of this is a surprisingly light red that sometimes...